OMA trumps BIG to win Miami beach design

Acclaimed architectural firm OMA has won the design completion held to determine the lead designer of the Miami Beach Convention Centre.

The winning design is an 800-room hotel constructed over the roof of an existing convention centre which is going through expansion reorganization by a 90 degree rotation that relocates the centre’s entrance.

The Dutch firm battled BIG Architects to join the winning development team South Beach Ace, as named but the Miami Beach City Commission. Other firms that make up the team include: property developers Tishman and UIA, local architect TVSdesign and landscape architects MVVA and Raymond Jungles.

OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu stated: “We are thrilled to be chosen to develop one of the most significant urban districts in the US. Our design will reintegrate Miami’s vital convention centre with the area’s existing neighbours, offering new connections as well as amplifying the character of this vibrant and exciting city.”